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in danville, kentucky and then on your local fox station. check your local listings for that. >>> the defense secretary, leon panetta, confirming that the united states has deployed american troops to help jordan with a civil war across its northern border in syria. this marks the strongest u.s. military response yet to syria's 19 month long civil war. a u.s. defense official saying more than 100 military planners and other troops now operating from a joint u.s. jordanian military center, north of the capital city of amman. that's less than 35 miles from jordan's border with syria. this follows several days of cross border attacks between syria and turkey. a troubling sign that the syrian civil war could explode into a wider conflict. today secretary panetta saying the u.s. is helping jordan deal with tens of thousands of refugees out of syria and getting ready for any potential syrian escalation. >> that's the reason we have our -- a group of our force there is working to help them build a headquarters there and to insure that we make the relationship between the united states and jordan a s
.s. defense officials tell us several months ago, about 150 army special operations forces were sent to heornhe event that the syrian chemical and biological weapons were to fall into the wrong hands, they've been preparing for that eventualy. defense secretary pet refe t wveo ki th in the effort to monitor the cbw sites and try to determine how best to respond to y concerns in that area and miry operational capabilities in the event of any contingency there. >> the u.s. military held war exercises with the jordanians in may and operation known as eager on01 heerkseth 200yrian refugees that have flooded into jordan from syria, bill. >> bill: that's on its southern border with syria. on the northern borrowed, more tension between turkey an syria. what's happening the? >> our t h b llfibandth ss brwe ty s, but today turkish f-16 fighter jets escorted a syrian passenger plane, forced it to land because they had intelligence reports, we're told, thheereily toeaut turkey's foreign minister says that the air space over syria is no longer safe. >> bill: thank you. jennifer griffin at the pe
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